Question 1 of 15
Where is the story "Ghost Knight" set?Salisbury
A far too bustling place for old knightsEdinburgh
Rumour has it that there are many haunted places in Edinburgh, however it is not the setting of Ghost KnightCanterville
Nope, though it is a haunted place, too
Question 2 of 15
Who guards Jon from the malicious knights?Edward Popplewell
He indeed is a good house warden, but by no means a brave knight.Lord Stourton
Good heavens, no! He is the one who is after Jon...William Hartgill
No, he has no energy left for battling.William Longespee
Yes, the brave AND sad knight William Longespee.
Question 3 of 15
Who did Cornelia think of, when she created her story character Ella Littlejohn?Of herself when she was a little girl
Cornelia was an adventurous girl, yes, but that's still not the right answer.Of "the Wild Chick" Charlie
Cornelia would not base a character on one of her other book characters. They should all be distinctiveOf Hermine Granger
No, though she is also an endlessly brave girl.Of Ella Wigram, the daughter of a friend
That's the right answer. Ella read several versions of the story, and of course Cornelia asked Ella's permission to be part of the story
Question 4 of 15
What does Alma Popplewell smell like?Cigarette smoke
Why, no! The boarding school is a non-smoking area.Potato soup
Very tasty. But I'm afraid it is not the right answer.Lavender soap
Right. So much that it nauseates Jon.Washing powder
Maybe she does the pupils' laundry, but one can't smell it.
Question 5 of 15
Who are Jon’s boarding school roommates?Ron and Harry
Jon certainly would like to have them as roommates, but Ron and Harry are part of another story.Prosper and Bo
Those two enjoy the freedom in the back alleys of VeniceBonnie and Clyde
Te-hee! You mix up centuries...Stu and Angus
True. Stuart Crenshaw and Angus Mulroney
Question 6 of 15
Who is "the giant" in Salisbury Cathedral?Rübezahl
Definitely notWilliam Longspee
There is a taller knight to be found at the Cathedral.William Hartgill
His bones are rather to be found at Kilmington.Sir John Cheney
Yes! A 21" thighbone, found in his tomb at Salisbury Cathedral in the 18th century, puts his estimated height at 6 feet 8 inches.
Question 7 of 15
Wellington is...... one of Stourton’s ghostly servants
None of them is called Wellington.... the little dog of Zelda’s friend Alyce
Yes, that's his name. And Cornelia's close friend Elinor Bagenal has a dog named Wellington, too.... the name of Zelda’s favourite liqueur
It is not even known if Zelda has a soft spot for liqueur.... Zelda’s favorite toad
If one of Zelda's toads bears that name, we will never know.
Question 8 of 15
Where was William Longspee’s heart buried?In the graveyard at Kilmington
Many hearts are buried here, but Longespee's is not.Well, in his tomb, where else?
The answer is NOT that easyOn the Choristers’ Island
Absolutely right. The island which is not an island, but only a little hill on the grounds of Jon's boarding school.At Stonehenge
Well, Ella, Jon, and Zelda went there in search for the buried heart, but they did not find it.
Question 9 of 15
What does the seal show, that Longspee gave to Jon?A lion
Yes, correct answer. The lion is the heraldic animal, which is also displayed on Longespee's shield.Longspee's initials
That would make sense, but it is not the right answer.A toad
No way! There are way too many in and around Zelda's house.A unicorn
No. But "four legs" points you in the right direction.
Question 10 of 15
What hangs in the staircase of Jon’s boarding school?A portrait of Richard the Lionheart
Would be an eye-catcher, granted, but the bishops do not leave room for the old king.An old cane
Fortunately it’s 30 years since the use of corporal punishment was outlawed in British state schooling.A fire extinguisher
Sure, fire extinguishers must be accessible at all times, but it is not mentioned in the bookThe portraits of several bishops
Right answer. They hang there because the school building originally was the Bishop's residence.
Question 11 of 15
Why is Jon haunted by Lord Stourton and his "ghostly helpers"?He spat on a picture of Stourton
Even though Stourton had deserved it, Jon's decency prevents him from doing so.By reason of his descent
Exactly. Jon's mother' maiden name is Hartgill, and vicious Lord Stourton had sworn to chase all Hartgills down.He danced on their graves
Not possible, for in the beginning Jon does not even know who Lord Stourton and his servants are.He saved Ella from the ghost knights
If at all, Ella would help saving Jon.
Question 12 of 15
What does Jon call his mother’s boyfriend?The Moustache
Yes, that's how he calls the unshaved dentist.The Bard
It is not mentioned in the book, that the dentist is a passionate singer.The Bore
Well, from Jon's perspective he definitely is, but it is not what he calls him.
Question 13 of 15
What should you not bring up in the presence of Jon’s roommate Angus?His dog print pajamas and fluffy toys
Right. You better do not, if you don't want to "feel a Scottish hug"His mother’s sticking-out ears
Possible, but the book does not give away, if his mother has bat ears.His baby-blue autograph book
Maybe he hides one under his pillow, but the story does not mention it.His morning body odour
Ok, sleeping under a mountain of fluffy toys might influence morning odour, but Angus is not a skunk at all.
Question 14 of 15
How does Zelda Littlejohn, Ella’s grandmother, look like?Like an old bat
Well, no. Though she is sometimes a bit quirky (batty), she has nothing in common with those "flittermice".Like an owl
Yes, that's what Jon thought when he met Zelda for the first time, because Zelda has a small head, frizzy grey hair, and oversized glasses sitting askew on her nose.Crestfallen
Close. But that's not what Jon thought.Like a ghost
Why, no! Zelda is alive and kicking.
Question 15 of 15
What is Jon's history teacher Mr. Rifkin so passionate about?Long-ago wars and historic battles
That's right Battle line-ups, military strategies, and huge armies excite Mr Rifkin so much that he sometimes breaks the chalk while sketching on the blackboard the deployment of troops in some famous military encounter or other.Napoleon Bonaparte
Rifkin's nickname is Bonaparte, but not because of his admiration for the military leader, but his general interest in military stuff plus his vain attempts to comb his sparse hair over his bald skullThe fashion for periwigs of the English nobility
No. That powdered head covering is not Mr. Rifkin's cup of tea.The chanting of the choristers
Rifkin would rather prefer sabre-rattling over choral music.
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